Life And Death Ginsberg Howl Analysis

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Life and Death In Allen Ginsberg’s “HOWL,” there are many different institution. The main institution that was discussed was drugs, the government, religion and society. In Part I, II, III and the footnote of Allen Ginsberg’s “HOWL,” Ginsberg uses different tones to convey the main points of each part. All parts culminate to reflect the theme of the whole poem by giving it that roller coaster effect where it starts smooth, climaxes into anger then cools down towards the end. By doing this, it intensifies the theme of life and death. Part I of Allen Ginsberg’s poem, HOWL, is for dedicated to Carl Solomon. Part I did not focus on one particular thing or institution. Many things were mentioned such as drugs, jazz, and society. Ginsberg uses imagery such as “supernatural darkness” to portray a scenery and goes on of “cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz” (4). The tone that is being presented in Part I was a jazzy, somber, but also a relaxing tone. Ginsberg then talks about nights “with …show more content…
One tone that it could give off is it being submissive and grateful since it is praising every little detail that is not really being paid attention to anymore. The other tone that it conveys could be a more sarcastic tone. By saying that every little thing is “holy,” it portrays that everything does not matter. It is as if nothing is important because everything is receiving the same praise. Ginsberg also says, “The tongue and cock and hand and asshole holy!” (114). This line can be seen as sarcastic due to the fact that he uses some expletive language instead of saying its proper name. By doing so, it is as if he is sick of little things such as assholes, maybe due to past conflicts. However, in life people have to deal with “assholes” in a daily basis and a way to deal with it could be through sarcasm, which is what Ginsberg was trying to illustrate for his

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